BOJ Currency Rates
Jamaica Gleaner

BOJ Currency RatesBank of Jamaica foreign exchange rates for April 20, 2017:CURRENCY BUY SELLARGENTINE PESO 8.32282 8.37933ARUBAN GUILDER 71.55765 72.04352AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 96.16862 96.82159BAHAMIAN DOLLAR 128.08820...

Jamaica government approves transfer of licences to Canadian exploration company
Jamaica Gleaner

The Canadian-based exploration company, Carube Copper has now received the official transfer documents from the Ministry of Transport and Mining in Jamaica for seven special exploration and prospecting licences previously...

PHOTO: Ground broken for new power plant
Jamaica Observer

 (From left) Don Theoc of South Jamaica Power Company; Anthony Hylton, Opposition MP; Yong-jin Kim, CEO, Korea East-West Power; Kelly Tomblin, president & CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Prime Minister Andrew Holness;...

Carib Cement given go-ahead to import from Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica Government has given Caribbean Cement Company (Carib Cement) the green light to import cement from Trinidad and Tobago in a bid to ease a shortage of the product here. Local News...

US-based tourism group praises Jamaica’s anti-harassment thrust
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has hailed Jamaica’s success in significantly reducing visitor harassment, saying it augurs well for future relations. Local News Tue, 11...

Caribbean can earn more from marine life
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean has the potential to generate more income from the fishing industry by increasing the range of products pulled from the sea for export, according to a regional fisheries official. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017...

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat. Local...

Explore new building technology, Chang urges construction industry
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on players in the construction industry to explore additional technology, citing the...

New police commissioner appointed
Jamaica Observer

In another week veteran police officer George Quallo will take on the tough job of leading the charge to tame Jamaica’s crime monster when he takes over the helm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as the...

Problems at Cumberland High
Jamaica Observer

THE strained relationship between students and staff at Cumberland High School in St Catherine came to a head yesterday after teachers withdrew their services following a confrontation between the principal and a female...

Senate again delays passing of Arbitration Bill
Jamaica Observer

The Senate last Friday again delayed passage of the Arbitration Act 2017, after Opposition members sought time to review the amendments brought to the chamber by the Government. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Shaw to address property tax issues in House today
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to make a statement to the House of Representatives today on the vexed property tax issues. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Senate again delays passing of...

I am surprised, but very humbled — Quallo
Jamaica Observer

WHEN news broke mid afternoon yesterday that the 29th commissioner of police would be standing Deputy Commissioner of Police George Quallo there was much surprise ringing amongst the rank and file of the constabulary and...

‘Bureau of Standards monitoring foreign cement’
Trinidad Guardian

With the entry of foreign cement on the market, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said the T&T Bureau of Standards is continuing to monitor all products to ensure they meet quality standards. She...

S Africa 'disappointed' as Durban dumped as host of Commonwealth Games
Jamaica Observer

DURBAN, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa voiced disappointment Tuesday that Durban had been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, blaming financial disagreements but vowing to host major tournaments in the...

History for Reggae Boy Morgan as Foxes reach last eight
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England — Wes Morgan became the first -ever Jamaican to score in a Champions League game as reigning English champions Leicester City dramatically overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla 2-0 and storm...

The selectors messed up
Jamaica Observer

At the toss, just before the start of that third and last One-Day International in Barbados, West Indies captain Jason Holder expressed surprise at the amount of grass on the Kensington Oval pitch. Local Sports Wed, 15...

RSPL teams kick in at 3rd round of Jackie Bell KO
Jamaica Observer

Three Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaigners will enter the JN VISA/KSAFA Jackie Bell Knockout competition at the third round stage with two matches today. Local...

Holland High make it four-in-a-row in ISSA basketball
Jamaica Observer

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Holland High continued their red-hot run in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Western Conference girls’ basketball competition on Monday, beating defending champions...

Bicknell, Kameka triumph at Damion Johnson Professional Tennis Series
Jamaica Observer

BLAISE Bicknell and Shea-Ann Kameka captured the men’s and women’s finals at the 2017 Damion Johnson Professional Tennis Series which ended at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre on Sunday. Local Sports Wed, 15 Mar 2017...

Chanderpaul hails JCA for recognising invaluable contribution to cricket
Jamaica Observer

Former West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul expressed gratitude to the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) for recognising his invaluable contribution to the game globally during a polished career spanning over...

So far, so good as SOJ athletes land in Austria
Jamaica Observer

VIENNA, Austria — It’s so far, so good for Jamaica’s Special Olympians as they landed in Austria yesterday for the World Winter Games. Local Sports Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chanderpaul hails JCA for...

Gordon rescues MBU with penalty
Jamaica Observer

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) failed to make progress up the table after they had to come back from an early goal to earn a point in a 1-1 draw in their Red Stripe Premier...

GK MPay gives 2,000 free tickets to Champs
Jamaica Observer

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) is offering 2,000 free tickets to this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships to consumers who register for GK MPay, the mobile payment platform by the...

Warm welcome!
Jamaica Observer

TULLN, Austria — The Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) floor hockey team had its first training session yesterday afternoon after arriving in Austria in the wee hours of this morning for the 2017 World Winter Games....

Pearson stars as Papine take control against St George’s in Grace Shield final
Jamaica Observer

ORANDE Pearson highlighted the opening day’s play in the 2017 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Shield cricket final by taking a hat-trick in his five-wicket haul for Papine High against St...

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